It couldn't be some other way. There's only what is, which includes the idea that there could be some other way.

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The basic story line is that there's somewhere to go and something to do. That there's always room for improvement.

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With nothing wrong, there is no story
Without a story, there is no life
The greater the wrong
The greater the story
The greater the life

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Trying to stay awake is accomplished by looking at something outside of you, and believing that what you're looking at is outside of you. This doesn't always work.